This week in the Mathematical Problem Solving Activity children figured out how to do the “balancing acts” on the worksheet attached — more pre-algebra. They also used LEGOs to count how many ways there are to cover a 2xN rectangle with 2×1 tiles. For N = 1,2,3,4,5 they counted 1,2,3,5,8 ways, and then guessed that it is always a Fibonacci number.
In this ASA children learned to conjugate frequently used verbs at the present tense (such as to be, to have, to go and others ). They learned about family, family members and possessive adjectives. They also learned vocabulary related to toys and animals how to make the plural of nouns and how to count up to 20.
In the cultural section we talked about an Italian folklore La Befana, an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve.
On Monday during the Kids Dance Adventure ASA class, children have been practicing limbo dance, and Tango. Find attached a short video of the Tango!
In the ASA Italian on Monday, children learned new verb tenses such as imperative to express orders or suggestions and future to express desires and ambitions. They learned about the Italian currency, Euro, and practiced how to use it with a role play Italian mercato.
In the cultural section we talked about the most famous Italian monuments and we locate them in the correct Region and/or city on the map. Also, we celebrated the birthday of Michelangelo and talked about his masterpieces of Davide (David) and Il Giudizio Universale (The Last Judgment).
Students have been working on mugs, we will see in a few weeks the result!
Cooking with Vesna on Thursday is always fun!, making a “FONDANT AU CHOCOLAT”. Pouring ingredients together, mixing and tasting are the best part before baking it!
Skateboard has been so amazing! In a few classes children (Monday Class) are learning quickly to ride their skateboards and get on the ramps.
This week in the Mathematical Problem Solving Activity children learned how to name unknown numbers (also known as “pre-algebra”!). And they played “four 4s”, in which they tried to make different numbers using exactly four 4s and any mathematical operations. Here’s a photo of the solutions they found.
Last week in the Mathematical Problem Solving Activity children learned to draw some 3D shapes, including cubes, tetrahedra, octahedra and cuboctahedra. Then they decided that a cube could be called a hexahedron! Here’s the worksheet, and some of the drawings students made on the white board (see the attached photo).
Worksheet Geometry download the pdf